Athletic Training Courses

Athletic Training Courses (AT)

 

AT 6610

Health Care Management & Quality Improvement (2)

 

This course focuses on fundamental principles of administration and evaluation of the delivery of athletic training services in the context of the larger health care system. Strategies to achieve the best patient outcomes by collecting, analyzing, and effecting change using qualitative and quantitative information will be emphasized. Prerequisite: AT 6645 Professional Practice in Athletic Training

AT 6620

Foundations of Athletic Training (2)

 

Introduction to basic components of the athletic training profession including the prevention, recognition and evaluation and immediate care of athletic injuries. Medical terminology, emergency procedures, tissue healing, taping procedures, and documentation, and professional considerations will also be covered. Corequisite: AT L620 Foundations Athletic Training Lab.

AT L620 

Foundations of Athletic Training Lab (1) 

 

The practice of basic components of the athletic training profession including the prevention, recognition and evaluation and immediate care of athletic injuries. Medical terminology, emergency procedures, tissue healing, taping procedures, and documentation, and professional considerations will also be covered. Corequisite: AT 6620 Foundations of Athletic Training

AT 6631  

Examination & Therapeutic Management I (4) 

 

The study of athletic training competencies as they relate to the evaluation of athletic-related injuries. In this class, students will learn basic principles and underlying theories relating to examination and treatment techniques and applies them to examination. Prerequisite: Acceptance into MSAT Program. 

AT 6632 

Examination & Therapeutic Management II (4) 

 

The study of athletic training competencies as they relate to the evaluation of athletic-related injuries. The examination process emphasizes connecting identified impairments to the patient’s functional abilities and then subsequent design of interventions to maximize participation. Prerequisite: AT 6631 Examination & Therapeutic Management I. 

AT 6633

Examination & Therapeutic Management III (3) 

 

This course will focus on application of the principles of prevention, examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions. The examination process emphasizes connecting identified impairments to the patient’s functional abilities and then subsequent design of interventions to maximize participation. Prerequisite: AT 6632 Examination & Therapeutic Management II. 

AT 6640

Therapeutic Interventions (3)

 

An overview of tissues response to injury, pain transmission, and pharmacology provide the foundation from which students will learn about physical agents and specific conditions from a medical perspective. Students will become familiar with the theoretical and practical application of physical agents as it relates to tissue response to injury and pain control. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MSAT Program.

AT 6645

Professional Practice in Athletic Training (1)

 

The advanced study, writing and discussion of specialized topics and contemporary issues related to professional practice. Emphasis will be on historical perspectives, professional preparation, leadership, credentialing, governance, ethics, and scope of practice. Prerequisite: Acceptance of the MSAT Program or Instructor of Record Approval.

AT 6650

Pharmacological Considerations in Athletic Training (2)

 

This course provides a survey of pharmacology and covers key concepts related to the cellular actions, therapeutic uses, and side effects of major drug classes that are relevant to the practice of allied health clinicians. Corequisite: AT 6660 General Medical Concerns & Special Populations.

AT 6655

Research & Analysis in Sports Medicine (3)

 

This course is designed to introduce students’ theoretical understanding of the profession, enhance their critical thinking ability, increase their writing skills, and advance the knowledge of the discipline. Students will learn about the design of a research proposal, including the identification of a problem, conducting a literature review, developing a hypothesis, understanding the steps of submitting to an institutional Review Board, designing a study, and analyzing data through the use of statistical software programs.

AT 6660

General Medical Concerns & Special Populations (3)

 

Examination and discussion of general clinical medicine as well as issues related to sports nutrition, and behavioral health. Survey of injury and illness risk factors associated with sports participation by the pre-adolescent/adolescent, geriatric, disabled, male, and female athlete. Corequisite: AT 6650 Pharmacological Considerations in Athletic Training.

AT 6661

Clinical Experience I (2)

 

This initial supervised clinical experience provides students with an introduction to clinical care. This course emphasizes foundations of clinical care, including but not limited to the use of evidence based practice, cultural competence, communication, ethical-decision making, documentation, and patient-centered care. A web-based didactic component is designed to facilitate critical thinking and reflection on practice while allowing the student to still be fully immersed in their clinical experience. Prerequisite: Acceptance into MSAT Program.

AT 6662

Clinical Experience II (2)

 

This course provides students with interprofessional experience with a variety of healthcare providers. The clinical opportunity emphasizes examination and treatment of patient with non-musculoskeletal conditions. A web-based didactic component is designed to facilitate critical thinking and reflection on practice while allowing the student to still be fully immersed in their clinical experience. Prerequisite: AT 6661 Clinical Experience I.

AT 6663

Clinical Experience III (3)

 

This supervised clinical experience provides students with continued clinical care opportunities. This course continues to emphasize foundations of clinical care including but not limited to the use of evidence-based practice, cultural competence, communication, ethical-decision making, documentation, and patient-centered care. Students will also be required to complete one surgical observation of their choosing. A web-based didactic component is designed to facilitate critical thinking and reflection on practice while allowing the student to still be fully immersed in their clinical experience. Prerequisite: AT 6662 Clinical Experience II.

AT 6664

Clinical Experience IV (9)

 

This full-time clinical experience is designed for immersion into supervised athletic training practice at any location chosen by the student based off of career goals. Students will be working closely with preceptors that closely resemble their own goal of clinical practice while continuing to gain continued experience in all aspects of athletic training practice. A web-based didactic component is designed to facilitate critical thinking and reflection on practice while allowing the student to still be fully immersed in their clinical experience. Prerequisite: AT Clinical Experience III.

AT 6665

Clinical Experience V (1)

 

This supervised clinical experience provides students with continued clinical care opportunities. This course continues to emphasize foundations of clinical care including but not limited to the use of Preevidence-based practice, cultural competence, communication, ethical-decision making, documentation, and patient-centered care. A web-based didactic component is designed to facilitate critical thinking and reflection on practice while allowing the student to still be fully immersed in their clinical experience. Prerequisite: AT 6664 Clinical Experience IV.